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Traditional family house '' traditional house Kefala 1860''in Rethymnon

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 104 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

’Traditional houses Kerala 1860’’ is located just 8km from Rethymno, in the village of Gonia. The Green landscape surrounds The ''traditional house Kefala 1860'' is built on the hill ’’ Kefala’’ located at the highest point of the village and have views of the surrounding area, up to the White Mountains ... has a big garden with lots of local herbs, flowers and trees, garden furniture and toys children when needed ... the decor is simple and functional, with old hand painted furniture and useful objects of the past ... There are three bedrooms that can accommodate six people, and the sofa in the main part of the house, consisting of two separate single beds .One cave bedroom in the old fireplace position.And one more sofa in the living room with single bed ...Two bathrooms with all necessary inside ...The kitchen is fully equipped (refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, mixer, electric kitchen), and generally the house is fully equipped (electric iron, hair dryer, wireless Internet, garden sun loungers, linen) for comfortable and dignified holidays up eight people. We can offer baby items when needed. Access to the houses is easy. Has an open parking for three cars and covered parking for one car. The view towards the mountains of southern and western Crete is superb. The surroundings are perfect for hiking in gorges of wild beauty, green paths and along charming streams. The fertile olive groves and vineyards provide a great track for your running, your cycling and your short hikes. In the surrounding area, there are hospitable small villages where you will be able to taste the famous Cretan hospitality of the friendly people of this will be . The northern beaches are just a fifteen-minute drive away, and the exotic southern beaches are a thirty-minute drive... Worthwhile to visit to the prefecture of Rethymnon. To mention our traditional village of Gonia, Argyroupoli with its waterfalls,the Preveli Monastery with the palm beach, the Kourtaliotiko gorge, Anogia (center of the traditionally Cretan music), the Arkadi Monastery, the beautiful beach of Plakias and many other places of interest. How to arrive

From airport Chania

You leave the airport of Chania direction Souda. You have to drive through Souda and after Souda you have to go to the “New National Road” direction Rethymno. You stay on the “New National Road” for about 50 kilometers till you will see the sign of Rethymno. You have to leave the “New National Road” at the first exit to the right direction Atsipopoulo. After the passing of the villages Atsipopoulo and Prines you come to the village of Gonia. From airport Heraklion

You leave the airport of Heraklion at the second exit to the right direction “New National Road” Heraklion / Rethymno. You stay on the “New National Road” for about 70 kilometers till you will see the sign of Rethymno. You have to pass by Rethymno on the “New National Road” till you will see the sign for the exit Rethymno / Atsipopoulo. You take this exit to the right and you drive straight to the big crossing. At this crossing you turn left direction Atsipopoulo. After you come to the village of Gonia . After all, it's among the finest in the world and has established Crete as one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. ??And, of course, the island's historic importance in today's world as the home of the Minoan civilization with important archaeological finds at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys, is evidenced by the tens of thousands of visitors to these sites each year.

Ultimately Crete is one of the best destinations for vacation in Greece ... And the Gonia village is in an ideal position to service the trips around the island ...

More Details

Property Manager
Maria Paximadi
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2017

About Maria Paximadi

Hi !!! I am Maria ...I am painter and farmer ... I love the life in the country...I crow some ''super foods'' In the same village keep a laboratory I edit olive oil with local herbs flowers and spices. I keep also one shop in the heart of old town in Rethymnon with ''Top Quality Cretan Products''.It's indeed very interesting for me ...

Why Maria Paximadi chose Rethymnon area

This house belonged to my great-grandfather to my grandfather to my father and now to me ... It is a beloved home to a unique location that makes you feel intimacy from the first moment of your visit ..

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Located at the highest point of the village with spectacular views of the surrounding area .With large and beautiful garden that can be enjoyed without to be understood by anyone.


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Androylidakis - Veranda -Stavrodromi
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
Rethymnon -Chania
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
3500 Metres
Car: recommended

The area is ideal for hiking trails in wooded mountain rivers that flow into the sea of Gerani .Nearest attractions from Byzantine eras, coules - fortreess (Agiasmatsi), old churches, Byzantine castles (Monopari) and Late Minoan sites (Kastelos Rethymnon)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Gonia in Nikiforos Fokas

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 104 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • THere are two toilets ...The toiles are fully equipped with a washing tub with shower soaps, for washing powdered, toilet paper, bath towels...In the garden there is an outdoor shower for those who wish to swim in the countryside ...
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , This bedroom is the attik
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , This bedroom is under attik
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , One single bed in the old fireplace side
  • There are two bedrooms with double and king size bed each one ... A loft with a single bed and a room below the attic with single metal bed ...The space in the large living room has a sofa that can be converted into two separate single beds,and one more sofa that can be one double bed ...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Traditional family house '' traditional house Kefala 1860''in Rethymnon
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Good location-good value for money -comfortable

  • 5 of 5

In September we spent two weeks in Maria's traditional house . Everything was as it should. The house was comfortable, clean, quiet .The garden was really enjoyable. The location of the house was in a place that made our travel easy at any point of the island. Very good choice for holidays with friends

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Besser geht´s nicht

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten einer unserer schönsten Urlaube im Ferienhaus in Gonia. Das Haus war gut ausgestattet und wir wurden auf´s Herzlichste empfangen. Maria gab sich sehr viel Mühe, dass wir uns wohlfühlten. Für uns war die Lage des Hauses perfekt. Zum langen Sandstrand mussten wir nur 15 Minuten mit dem Auto fahren und das wunderschöne Rethymnon war ebenfalls nur 10 Autominuten entfernt. Das Haus liegt absolut ruhig und ist genau das Richtige für Urlauber, die Erholung suchen. Wir kommen bestimmt bald wieder!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Accueil très chaleureux dans une maison de village sympa.

  • 5 of 5

Grace à l'accueil très chaleureux de la part de Maria et de Manolis, nous avons passé une semaine superbe dans la maison Kefala. La maison est conforme à la description. Les propriétaires sont adorables et toujours prêts à aider. A notre arrivée, nous avons trouvé le frigo bien rempli de boissons fraîches et de fruits . Tout au long de notre séjour, nous avons dégusté les produits du terroir (issus de la production familiale) et gentiment offerts par nos hôtes. La maison était très propre et absolument tous les produits d'entretien étaient disponibles.

Maison de vacances à 20 minutes de Rethymnon et à 45 minutes des plages du sud de l'ïle.

Dans le village pittoresque de Gonia, il y a un supermarché et des cafés et restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Gonia, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
1 Oct 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

cleaning £0

The prices is for 4 -6 person ....At home there are many old and handmade pieces and asked guests to pay attention the kids ...

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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